Welcome Anne Ristau
We are excited to introduce Anne Ristau to the Navigate team as our new Executive Vice President of Consulting!
In this newly created role, Anne will manage client relationships, consult across our full portfolio of clients, and contribute to client acquisition and retention. Anne will also be a key driver of our vision and continued evolution as a company.
Anne’s unique blend of management consulting and brand sponsorship experience will serve to strengthen our current breadth of engagements. Prior to joining Navigate, Anne most recently led Global Sponsorships for EMC and Dell Technologies, two Fortune 200 companies. Anne helped build the internal strategy and corporate consulting team at EMC which supported the most critical growth initiatives and operational challenges of the company, before transitioning into a sponsorship-focused role which led to the eventual management of a $40 million partnerships budget.
Anne, who has a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University and a BBA from the University of Michigan, currently serves on the University of Michigan Sports Management Advisory Board and is a frequent speaker on sponsorship strategy and measurement at industry conferences and events.
“I have rarely – if ever – met anyone who combines Anne’s intelligence, energy, and experience, each at the highest of levels,” Navigate President Jeff Nelson said. “Her passion for sports and for problem solving will serve our clients well, and her extensive network and influence in our industry matched exactly what we were seeking when we created this position. Anne fits seamlessly into our culture and will accelerate the trajectory of our business, so we are beyond thrilled to add her to the team.”